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Pronest for Ethercut

Postby BTA Plasma » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:39 pm

Pronest LT Base now available for Star Lab CNC machine owners and any machine with CandCNC ethercut (Ethercut Mach). Message or email for more info. Star Lab Owners qualify for a deep discount but any machine that uses CandCNC's ethercut MarkIV can buy.

Buy here

http://www.plasmaland.com/product_info. ... ucts_id=72
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Re: Pronest for Ethercut

Postby tcaudle » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:57 pm

Last time I talked to the Pronest and SigmaNest programmers the LT versions did not support embedded user variables so you have no way to do the automatic cut parameters (DTHC parameters ) and have them embedded in the G-code. Perhaps you have been able to get them to make the changes and do full toolset support with the added parameters for the DTHC (and even the Cut Current and Air pressure for the RS485 equipped units), if so we need to be advised of that change.

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Re: Pronest for Ethercut

Postby BTA Plasma » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:48 pm

Yes Tom some changes have been made. I will email you some info

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Re: Pronest for Ethercut

Postby BTA Plasma » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:06 pm

Pronest does include consumable amperages and material sheets. It does not support direct current control as offered by CandCNC. Sheetcam however does support that feature as well as array.

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Re: Pronest for Ethercut

Postby motoguy » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:11 pm

So Pronest can drive CandCNC THC? Manually setting cut current and air pressure wouldn't kill the deal, but no THC would. Pronest and VAD sounds heavenly.
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Re: Pronest for Ethercut

Postby BTA Plasma » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:15 pm

Yes it does THC commands. Here is a a code snippet.


N5 G20
N10 F10.0
N15 G53 G90 G40
N20 S10 (DTHC is off)
N25 (Preset Volts: 123) (Preset AMPS: 85)
N30 S900 (Global DTHC ON/OFF is ON )
N35 S3123 (Preset Volts set to 123 Volts)
N40 S485 (Preset Amps set to 85 Amps)
N45 (S80 Air pressure set to 0 PSI)
N50 S520 (DTHC Delay set to 2 Seconds)
N55 S711 (DTHCIV tuning set to level 1)
N60 S701 (Clear S Register)
N65 M00
N70 (Paused: Check the DTHC Settings Hit RUN to continue)
N75 G0 Z1.5
N80 G0 X2.489 Y1.652
N85 (Seq 1 - General Rectangle)
N90 M900
N95 G0 Z0.4
N100 G31 Z-5.91 F20.0 (Start Probe Touch-Off)
N105 G92 Z0.0
N110 G0 Z0.15
N115 M03
N120 M11 P1
N125 G4 P0.2
N130 G1 Z0.06F150.0
N135 F185.
N140 S20 (DTHC is on)
N145 G1 X2.407 Y1.614
N150 G3 X2.389 Y1.513 I0.026 J-0.057
N155 G3 I0.24 J0.24
N160 S10 (THC OFF)
N165 G3 X2.456 I0.033 J0.033
N170 M10P1 (Quick Torch Off)
N175 M5
N180 S10 (DTHC is off)
N185 G4 P0.6
N190 G0 Z0.5
N195 S20 (DTHC is on)
N200 G0 X1.621 Y1.785
N205 M900
N210 G0 Z0.4
N215 G31 Z-5.91 F20.0 (Start Probe Touch-Off)
N220 G92 Z0.0
N225 G0 Z0.15
N230 M03
N235 M11 P1
N240 G4 P0.2
N245 G1 Z0.06F150.0
N250 F92.5
N255 G1 X1.54 Y1.747
N260 G3 X1.522 Y1.646 I0.026 J-0.057
N265 G3 I0.107 J0.107
N270 S10 (THC OFF)
N275 G3 X1.588 I0.033 J0.033
N280 M10P1 (Quick Torch Off)
N285 M5
N290 S10 (DTHC is off)
N295 G4 P0.6
N300 G0 Z0.5
N305 S20 (DTHC is on)
N310 G0 X0.594 Y0.503
N315 M900
N320 G0 Z0.4
N325 G31 Z-5.91 F20.0 (Start Probe Touch-Off)
N330 G92 Z0.0
N335 G0 Z0.15
N340 M03
N345 M11 P1
N350 G4 P0.2
N355 G1 Z0.06F150.0
N360 F185.
N365 G1 Y0.753
N370 G1 Y3.789
N375 G1 X4.665
N380 G1 Y0.718
N385 G1 X0.629
N390 S10 (THC OFF)
N395 G1 X0.504
N400 M10P1 (Quick Torch Off)
N405 M5
N410 S10 (DTHC is off)
N415 G4 P0.6
N420 G0 Z0.5
N425 S20 (DTHC is on)
N430 S900
N435 S10 (DTHC is off)
N440 S701
N445 M30

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Re: Pronest for Ethercut

Postby BTA Plasma » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:16 pm

motoguy wrote:So Pronest can drive CandCNC THC? Manually setting cut current and air pressure wouldn't kill the deal, but no THC would. Pronest and VAD sounds heavenly.



Yes there is a Linux version out shortly. Pronest and Sheetcam will make for some crazy capacity.


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